Phishing Scam Targets Human Resources and Payroll Departments

Human Resources and Payroll should advise employees in their departments to be on the lookout for the latest tax season phishing scam designed to steal employees’ tax related information and social security numbers. Given the regular frequency of these types of attacks, employers should be taking appropriate steps to safeguard employee Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”).  View Full Post
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D.C. Mayor Signs Ban On Most Employment Credit Inquiries

Our colleagues Brian W. Steinbach and Judah L. Rosenblatt, at Epstein Becker Green, have a post on the Heath Employment and Labor blog that will be of interest to many of our readers in the technology industry: “Mayor Signs District of Columbia Ban on Most Employment Credit Inquiries.” Following is an excerpt: On February 15, 2017, Mayor Muriel Bowser signed the “Fair Credit in Employment Amendment Act of 2016” (“Act”) (D.C. View Full Post
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Kean Miller Data Security Alert: W-2 Phishing Scam Returns for Tax Season

By | Louisiana Law Blog | February 22, 2017
phish By Jessica C. Engler The IRS has sent an urgent alert to employers this month that a W-2 phishing scam that many companies fell victim to in 2016 is back in full force for 2017. The IRS warns that this scam is emerging earlier this year and is targeting school districts, tribal organizations, and nonprofits in addition to businesses. View Full Post
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NYDFS Announces Final Cybersecurity Rules for Financial Services Sector

By | The Venture Alley | February 22, 2017
From our colleagues Carla Small, Jim Halpert and Anne Kierig Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced final cybersecurity rules for New York’s financial services sector. The Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (the Final Rule), promulgated by the New York Department of Financial Services, is the most specific cybersecurity regulation in the country to apply to companies that are not critical infrastructure operators. View Full Post
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AICPA Suggests Adequate Disclosure Reference for Section 2704 Proposed Regulations

By | Legacy Advisors | February 22, 2017
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) recently published recommendations for a disclosure statement to be included on a U.S. Gift (and Generation-Skipping Transfer) Tax Return (IRS Form 709) disclosing the transfer of an interest in a family partnership or family controlled entity made on the same date or after the issuance of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) Section 2704 proposed regulations. View Full Post
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Employers Respond to “a Day Without Immigrants”

By | Louisiana Law Blog | February 22, 2017
Employers Respond to “a Day Without Immigrants” Last week, thousands of employees throughout the county skipped work as part of “a day without immigrants” demonstration. The employees were protesting the Trump administration’s recent actions regarding immigration. The stated intent was to negatively impact the nation’s economy in an effort to highlight the contributions of immigrant labor. View Full Post
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Class Dismissed? New House Bill Could Transform Federal Class Action Law

Class Dismissed? New House Bill Could Transform Federal Class Action Law Photo credit: Getty Images Photo credit: Getty Images Just a week before Congress began its first extended recess of 2017, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee took a step towards dramatically changing the landscape of class action litigation. On Thursday, February 9, Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced a bill (H.R. View Full Post
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UK Export Control Symposium 2017 – London, UK – 21 March 2017

By | The Trade Practitioner | February 21, 2017
UK Export Control Symposium 2017 – London, UK – 21 March 2017 UKThe UK government’s Department of International Trade Export Control Organisation (ECO) will put on this year’s Export Control Symposium on Tuesday 21 March at the Westminster Conference Centre. The symposium will include plenary session covering wide ranging global trading issues, four specialist workshops, and networking “village” for delegates and exhibitors. View Full Post
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Do You Need to Do Business with Your Co-Owner’s Children? It Depends On the Language of Your Agreements.

Owners of closely-held businesses, including family-owned companies, often agree to restrict the owners’ ability to later transfer their ownership interests to third parties.  Such restrictions prevent one owner from selling his or her interest to a “stranger” with whom the remaining owners otherwise would not want to co-own or operate their business.  View Full Post
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